North American Missing Persons Network
Melissa Dawn Hasley

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Above Image: Left: Hasley, circa 1989-90; Right: circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 2002 from Des Moines, Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 23, 1971
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5'4"-5'5"
  • Weight: 90-110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel/Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Does not have permanent
    teeth; all her baby teeth are still present. One-inch scar on left
    thigh. Pierced ears. Pierced left nostril. Appendectomy scar.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and a beige jacket.
  • AKA: "Missy"
  • NCIC Number: M-352768675
  • Case Number: 2002-43573

  • Details of Disappearance
    Hasley was last seen at a party between 11:45 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. at an apartment complex in the vicinity of the 1700 block of Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. The night Missy disappeared, she was at a party earlier at Oak ridge Apartments and later went to the party on Grand Avenue. The woman who lived there was blind.

    Missy was heard in the bathroom with 2 other people and then was seen sitting on the fire escape. Persons at the party said they heard the fire door go off and no one has seen her since.
    She is believed to have left the building through an alley door on the north side. Hasley did have a history of drug use and prostitution.
    She previously lived in Orlando, Florida & Adel, Iowa.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Des Moines Police Department
    (512) 283-4811

    Source Information
    Iowa Department of Public Safety
    Des Moines Register